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Matx Sub $1500 gaming/ light workstation build

Sireux
  • 72 months ago

I'm trying to build a rig that is somewhat easy to move and durable, but at the same time maintaining upgradability down the line. I want to be able to run current gen games on ultra ranging from 720p-1080p resolutions depending on where I'm located. My current concerns is if the processor will be sufficient for some light photoshop art using a wacom tablet. I also wish to have the ability to record gameplay at high settings with at least 30fps. Also, will the power supply be sufficient for overclocking and a possible sli upgrade down the line? Criticism is much appreciated! I'm willing to bring the price up to $1700 if there are components that offer a significant performance increase. Thanks for the help all.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $228.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus GRYPHON Z97 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $162.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $156.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $335.91 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $105.51 @ Mwave
Power Supply XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $86.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $34.98 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1427.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 09:53 EDT-0400

If you haven't noticed, I'm trying to maintain the color scheme of the motherboard.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Intel i5 4670 is a locked CPU. It means it cant be overclocked. Switch it to i5 4670k so you can overclock it. The k means its overclockable.

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